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Caveat blends striking theatrical images with physical risk-taking. Recapturing the Aesop fable: Avaricious and Envious, Caveat examines what happens to the characters after the end of the fable, picking up the story where Aesop left off. How will they deal with their new found realities, their guilt, and each other? The piece also explores female competition and the idea of ‘winner’s remorse’. The performers fight for validation in paper crown form, each embodying the traits of a character in the fable: Avaricious, Envious, and Jupiter, the God who ultimately decides their fate.

Choreographer: Ainsley Hillyard
Performers: Alison Kause, Alida Kendell and Kate Stashko
Composer:  Torstein Colyer
Sound Design: Torstein Colyer
Poetry: Liam Coady
Lighting Design: Beth Dart
Costume Design: Ainsley Hillyard
Stage Manager: Beth Dart
Outside eye: Yvonne Coutts and David VanBelle

Premiered: November 20, 2014 at GWDC’s Convergence

Length: 33 min